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March 26, 2011

posted Jun 9, 2011, 10:41 AM by Pat Shuff   [ updated Jun 9, 2011, 11:12 AM ]
Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes www.wtvq.com

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a sudden (within 12 hours of the onset of symptoms), unexpected death caused by some type of cardiovascular condition. Researchers estimate about 90 young, competitive athletes in the U.S. die each year from SCD. Between 1994 and 2006, death rates from SCD rose about 6 percent/year. In fact, athletes are 2.5 times more likely to die of SCD than their non-athletic peers. The higher the degree of intensity and competition, the higher the risk. Sports with the highest rates of SCD are football (about 30 percent of cases) and basketball (22 percent of cases).

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ECG Screening Prevents Death Due to Sudden Cardiac Arrest - www.medindia.net

Researchers have found that childhood death could be prevented by a relatively low-cost screening that can help identify children who are at a risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). It is estimated that about 90 young, competitive athletes in the U.S. die each year from SCD.

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